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Conversations

Double Datamatch

Too nervous to go on a date alone, FM writers Nicole Levin and Keyon Vafa decided to take their lucky Datamatches on a double date. Braving rejection and social stigma, our FM team emailed all of freshman matches and eventually found some a pair that was willing to date on the record…the record of love.

Student Life

Making the Brand

Call them tastemakers or trendsetters, fashion arbiters or brand evangelists. As more and more companies look to break into the coveted market of 18-to-22-year-olds, businesses are using college sudents to directly preach their gospels. Each year, brand ambassador programs attract thousands of eager college students looking to promote the “next big thing” at their respective institutions. Typically, students sign up for a flexible gig that provides cash, free swag, and a resume-boosting way to meet new people. In the process they also get to build up work experience and gain professional skills in marketing and brand development. It’s a smart strategy for companies as well. After all, what better way to build up credibility than by hiring cool college kids as living, breathing embodiments of your brand?

Collegiate Club Photoshoot
On Campus

Collegiate Club Seeks to Bring Class Back to Campus

I meet the Collegiate Club in their collegiate meeting spot: Lamont Library’s Larsen Room. Reclining in their chairs, these freshmen greet me with faces bright with excitement. They want to convince Harvard that they are putting out a quality product with their online fashion blog. I want to tell them this is not Stanford— we don’t just make things happen around here; we first try to comp and seek entry to the Acropolis of exclusive organizations.

Brandon Stanton Speaks at the IOP
Student Groups

Scene and Heard: Humans of New York

When the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum announced Brandon Stanton—the man with 2.5 million Instagram followers—would be visiting Harvard to speak, we scrambled to enter the lottery for the event. With the fates smiling upon us, we received confirmation emails a few days later.

A Few Questions with Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Politics

A Few Questions with Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Jeffrey DeLaurentis, Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, answers questions from Dennis O. Ojogho '16 in a January 30th interview.

Best Pest
College

Don't Mess with the Best (Pest)

Driving through the streets of Cambridge in an unmarked truck filled with gadgets ranging from Hershey’s chocolate spread to copper mesh, Matt J. Kreimeyer could very well be a secret agent. Given the fact that Matt has keys to Harvard’s dorms and an unfathomably vast knowledge of the intricacies of our campus, part of me genuinely believes he might be Harvard’s Dark Knight. And in some ways, he is.

A Few Questions with Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Politics

7 Q's With Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Following the historic announcement on Dec. 17 that diplomatic relations would be restored between the U.S. and Cuba, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, recently sat down with Fifteen Minutes for a conversation about U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba.

Books

Q&A With Erich Lichtblau

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau visited the Law School this month for a talk on his new book, “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men.” Lichtblau sat down with me after the presentation to talk Nazi hunting, shady Cold War deals, and World War II mysteries yet to be solved.

Undergraduate Council

A Fine Bromance

How much exactly did they spend on toilet paper?

Conversations

All in the Family

People slowly filter into the Adams Junior Common Room on a sunny Saturday morning. Old Boston types clad in bow-ties and jackets and young families sporting multiple shoulder bag worth of childcare equipment all grab refreshment and settle into the plush couches to convene with their adopted first-year students. This is one of the four events thrown each year by the Freshman Dean’s Office for participants in the Host Family Program.

Books

10 Questions with Hilton Als

Hilton Als is a staff writer for the New Yorker. He wrote “The Women,” and recently published a new novel, “White Girls.”

Thanksgiving

Hey Professor! Science and Cooking: Thanksgiving Edition

With Thanksgiving around the corner, FM sat down with Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Michael P. Brenner and David A. Weitz, who teach SPU 27: Science and Cooking, for advice on how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving dinner at the molecular level.

LGBT

Unfinished Business

Each photo is intensely personal, each gaze piercingly direct, each sentence strikingly raw: “My blood is too gay to save a life.” “How much did your gender cost you?” “My identity is not a sin.” “No girl is too pretty to be a lesbian.” “Where are the queer Asian stories?”

Megan Amram
Alumni

An Interview with Megan Amram

Megan L. Amram ’10, a Twitter famous writer for NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” calls her new book, “Science...For Her!” her “id of writing.” Having recently stopped by Cambridge for her book tour, she admits that Portland (her hometown) and Harvard were the two stops to which she was most looking forward. “I had so much fun. It really was like, ‘Oh, my God, this is mah people!,’” she says. With Harvard-Yale almost upon us, Amram later tells me how much she loves The Game. Amram, a teasing curl in her voice, cheers, “Go Crimson. I love sports and I love Harvard. I can’t get enough of it.”

Alumni

6 Questions With Craig A. Lambert

When he’s not working as deputy editor of Harvard Magazine, Craig A. Lambert ’69 travels the country giving talks everywhere from from Richmond, Va. to San Diego, Calif. on the topic of “How Harvard Changed Comedy.”

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
College

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall

COVER PHOTO
College

#blacklivesmatter